Monday, 30 September 2019

We provide Job Site Technical Support!



Our Victorian LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, caught up with Ryan Cracknell on the job site of his latest project! 

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site technical support and demos, as well as in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices and industry standards. 

Contact us to discuss your next project. Do you require technical support on your job site, or want FREE product samples? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 27 September 2019

LATICRETE is Committed to Training!





Shane Anderson, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, conducted training with LATICRETE employees on SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*, where they had the opportunity to learn and get their hands dirty testing out their grouting skills! 

LATICRETE is committed to fine tuning the skills of our team in supporting architects, specifiers and tile & stone construction professionals. 

Are you interested in hands-on training for your team? 

We provide customised in-store and job site training and demos, trade events at your store, provide FREE product samples, and customised specifications for YOUR project! 

For more info on upcoming events around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with the Trade Events by following us Facebook.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Happy Jewish New Year!



Wising our Jewish customers, friends and colleagues a happy New Year!
May the year ahead bring a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous  New Year for you and your family! 

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Don't Forget To Enter!



Want to WIN a GoPro? Then don't forget to enter our exciting GoPro Competition!

Does your project stand out from the rest? Do you have visually appealing photos of your project? Are you willing to share the project info? If you have answered YES to all these questions, this competition is just for YOU! 

We are giving away 1x GoPro to a lucky winner! All you have to do is:

1. Follow @laticreteaustralia on Instagram
2. Submit your most appealing photos of your project/s, and include a description e.g. m2,         tiles, suburb and LATICRETE products used. You can enter the competition by:
      a. Tagging us on Instagram using the hashtags #laticretegopro #laticreteauwin or  
      b. Email the photos and details to: marketing@laticrete.com.au

Submit your entries from 2nd September to 30th November 2019. Competition is based on the most visually appealing project photos with project details. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th of December 2019, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

Psst… multiple entries are allowed for an extra chance to win.

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion.  Entries must be from a 2019 project. Judges decision is final.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Toronto pool almost Complete






With this pool project almost complete, we are excited to share these progress pics from the Toronto Pool Centre in NSW. 

The teams from Wright Pools, Renderkraft Renderers and Knewbee Tiling, have been working on this 1200m2 project that features a 25m heated pool, 16m heated learn to swim pool, a hydrotherapy pool and a spa. 244x119mm Metz Interbau Blink Pool tiles have been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials: 

  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout offers the maximum performance available in a cement-based grout, providing consistent colour and antimicrobial protection to resist stain-causing mould and mildew. PERMACOLOR Grout is easy to install – just mix with water. 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.

Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo or FREE samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Monday, 23 September 2019

Trade Brekky at Amber Port Macquarie


LATICRETE will be at Amber Port Macquarie on Thursday 10th of October at 7.00am for a LATICRETE Trade Information brekky. 

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and learn more about how HYDRO BAN® and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation. 

Products of focus:
  • HYDRO BAN is a fast drying waterproofing membrane - tile on the same day. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. Can be used for interior, exterior and immersed applications. 

Trade Event Details:
Where: Amber Port Macquarie
Date: 10th of October, 2019
Time: Start 7.00am
Address: 193 Lake Road, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444


RSVP: 
Amber Port Macquarie
Email: portmacquariemgt@ambertiles.com.au

We hope to see you there! 

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Friday, 20 September 2019

Training the Next Generation






LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, had the opportunity to facilitate training to 3rd year students at Newcastle TAFEThe focus of training was on epoxy grout - SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. 
Students were actively keen in learning both in the classroom and with hands-on training. Well done to the TAFE students.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is an epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both in residential and commercial. Great for re-grouting both interior and exterior on floors and walls. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

At LATICRETE we are committed to training and classes that discuss commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training utilises both classroom and hands-on product demonstrations.

Contact us to arrange a training for your team, a demo, FREE samples or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Thursday, 19 September 2019

LATICRETE Pro Tips: What is Slaking?


Ever wondered why you should allow cement and chemically fortified adhesives and grout to slake? Allowing cement and chemically fortified adhesives and grout to slake is something that is required by all manufacturers of cement based products. The act of slaking materials will allow all the ingredients to be hydrated by the mixing liquid - this video explains what slake is and why it is required.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site & in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training programs are specifically developed for industry professionals who want to improve their profitability and increase their productivity. Seminars include both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.au.laticrete.com.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Trade Afternoon at Tuggerah Tiles



LATICRETE will be at Tuggerah Tiles on Wednesday, 25th September at 3.00pm for a Trade Information Afternoon.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and learn more about how SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. Can be used for interior, exterior and immersed applications. 

Trade afternoon details:
Where: Tuggerah Tiles
Date: 25 September, 2019
Start: 3.00pm 
Address: 3/9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW

RSVP: 
Tuggerah Tiles - (02) 4335 1388 OR
Craig Hunter - 0418 761428

We hope to see you there! 

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Team gets behind A Brave Life





In living the LATICRETE Values, the team from LATICRETE Australia were fortunate enough to be involved in a wonderful community project on Friday, with a non-for-profit organisation, A Brave Life in QLD. 

A Brave Life provides newborn essentials to vulnerable and disadvantaged young mothers, under the age of 25, who are having their first baby. These young expectant mothers face a broad range of challenges such as poverty, domestic violence, trauma, relationship/family breakdowns, unplanned pregnancy and homelessness.

The team from LATICRETE Australia got to pack 100x of the Baby Bundles, to gift them to mums-to-be in the community. The Baby Bundles consisted of newborn essentials such as nappies, baby wipes, baby wash, clothing and safe feeding equipment. 

LATICRETE Australia is thankful to A Brave Life for allowing us the opportunity to help out on such a worthy cause! 

Monday, 16 September 2019

Beautiful Result for Residential Project





This stunning residential project was recently completed by Tiles by Matt in Brisbane, QLD, for CNK Projects. The project included 60m2 of slate uplift with the team from Rhino Floor Stripping, and 600x600mm porcelain tiles were laid for the floor. A custom fireplace hearth and fishscale splashback were also installed. Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive was used throughout the project, purchased from Bayset, and tiles from Concept Tiles.

Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive is a creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces. Mixed with either water or for additional strength and performance with LATICRETE latex admixtures for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic and stone tiles on floors and walls in both internal and external areas.

For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Visit My Tile Market Roselands!

The team at Kims looking great in their LATICRETE gear

Kim's - My Tile Market Roselands, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials! Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock.

Kims - My Tile Market, Roselands
30B Legge Street, Roselands, NSW 2196
Phone: (02) 9740 4989

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Welcome to Corey Downes



Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, has announced the appointment of Corey Downes to the position, Technical Sales Representative for LATICRETE Australia, managing the Victorian and Tasmanian markets.

Corey comes to us from Victoria with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and is also a qualified Tiler and Waterproofer. Corey excelled while completing his tiling and waterproofing qualifications and was awarded “3rd Year Floor and Wall Tile Apprentice of the Year” by Master Builders Association of Australia. 

Corey’s career in the construction market started with working for the family tiling business before working in commercial tile sales, and progressing to operating his own tiling business. Corey has an in-depth of knowledge of the tiling industry which makes him a great fit for LATICRETE Australia. 

A lifelong supporter of the Melbourne Demons, Corey is an avid fan of the AFL. He enjoys golf, cricket, spending time with his family & friends, and travelling.

Corey joins the LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Team reporting to Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager.

We wish Corey every bit of success and welcome him to the LatiFamily.”

Corey can be contacted on:
Mobile: 0418 393 642
Phone: 1800 331 012


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Kangaroo Point Project





Check out this huge feature wall, measuring up to 6 metres high, at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, QLD. The teams from McNabMelos Rendering, SEQ Waterproofing and Sun Gold Tile, have worked on this 125m2 project that features stackstone installed with a range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® is a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. HYDRO BAN is a single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN Fillet & Sealant is a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler.
  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 


Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Installation of Large Format Tile and Stone


Contractor: SEQ Tiling and Cladding 

Twenty to twenty-five years ago choosing tile was simple. Floor tile was typically 200 x 200 mm and wall tile was 100 x 100 mm. There were a couple dozen options for colour on the floor and several options for wall, tile colour. The old saying, “you can have any colour you want as long as it’s white” was not far from the truth. With the tremendous advances in technology and materials, the average tile installation is no longer average.

For many years the tile manufacturing trend was to create a wider variety of textures and colours for stone; but more recently there has been a trend to manufacture and install larger and larger tile.

Large format tile was considered to be 300 x 300 mm and was on the cutting edge of technology. Now tile is available from 10 x 10 mm glass mosaic to 1220 x 1220 mm porcelain and larger.

Some advantages of having large format tile installed include:

  1. Narrow grout joints – rectified, large format tile allows for thinner grout joint widths.
  2. Easier maintenance – it is typically much easier to clean the face of tile than it is to clean grout.
  3. Room size perception – the perception is that large tile makes the room in which it is installed appear larger.
Amongst others, five of the main considerations with large format ceramic and stone tile are: 
  • Floor Flatness
  • Lippage
  • Thin-Set Adhesive Coverage
  • Movement Joint Requirement
  • Curing/Protection

For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble free installation products, training, or technical support, contact us on 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

"Best products for pools"





"Best products for pools... been using them for years, never failed me" ~ Dimension Tiling


Check out this beautiful project in Balgowlah, NSW! The 170m2 pool features Leyla Mosaic tiles installed by the team from Dimension Tiling, and used 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Grout in "Silver Shadow". 
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installing a wide range of tiles and stone including low absorption ceramic tile, porcelain tile, natural and manufactured stone using thin-set method of installation. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout offers the maximum performance available in a cement based grout, providing consistent colour and antimicrobial protection to resist stain-causing mould and mildew. PERMACOLOR Grout is easy to install - just mix with water.

Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 6 September 2019

STONETECH® Training at Tuggerah Tiles


Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, recently trained the ladies at Tuggerah Tiles on a range of STONETECH® floor and stone care products


STONETECH surface care products feature innovative water and solvent based, high performance products that have been thoroughly tested to give stone professionals a competitive edge. You can protect, clean and transform your projects while protecting the environment and ensuring the quality of your work for years to come. Click here to view/download the STONETECH Surface Care Product Selection brochure.

Head in and chat with the friendly team at Tuggerah Tiles about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, including STONETECH!

Tuggarah Tiles
Address: 3/9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW
​Phone: (02) 4335 1388
Email: sales@tuggerahtiles.com.au

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Thursday, 5 September 2019

LATICRETE Will Be at CERSAIE!


CERSAIE 2019


It's almost here - CERSAIE 2019 is just around the corner and LATICRETE will be there! 

Come see LATICRETE in Hall 31, Stand A61-B56 from 23-27 September 2019. LATICRETE will be showing industry leading, innovative complete building system solutions, methods and technologies. 

LATICRETE markets more than 100 different products, and the technology behind them are unparalleled. Whether you're an architect, contractor or homeowner, only LATICRETE offers the experience, know-how and technical support to provide you with the knowledge to succeed on your next project.

For your FREE ticket to CERSAIE 2019, email: info@laticreteeurope.com.